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Human Trafficking



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The effects of the covid-19 pandemic on trafficking in persons

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Traffickers adapted to the ‘new normal’ -- Capitalizing on people’s loss of livelihoods during the pandemic and the increasing amount of time both adults and children were spending on the Internet, traffickers utilized social media and other online platforms to recruit new victims.

Traffickers have responded to the closure of bars, clubs and massage parlors (due to lockdowns, curfews and other measures to control the spread of COVID-19) by moving the sexual exploitation of adults and children to private homes and apartments.

UN Office on Drugs and Crime - 2021 Report

THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS  How traffickers adapted to the ‘new normal’ and capitalized on people’s loss of livelihoods during the pandemic and on the increased amount of time both adults and children were spending on the Internet.

Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery

A country-by-country compilation of links to published articles concerning actual instances of human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  A student writing a term paper related to HT could use a search engine to compile a similar list by himself - but to do that, he would have to work his way through tens of thousands of links that are not helpful.

Poverty & Hunger

Poverty can be a precursor of Human Trafficking.  It can drive people to trust and to take chances that may lead to unfortunate circumstances that will have tragic impact on their personal well-being and on the lives of their families.  Learning about poverty provides background to the victimization of trafficking.  was a web resource for combating human trafficking. The project was implemented by the Academy for Educational Development with funding provided by the U.S. State Department. Its objective is to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking.  It is not currently accessible.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.  We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.  We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable.

Freedom House

Freedom House  is a leading advocate of the world's young democracies, which are coping with the debilitating legacy of statism, dictatorship, and political repression. It conducts an array of U.S.  and overseas research, advocacy, education, and training initiatives that promote human rights, democracy, free market economics, the rule of law, independent media, and U.S.  engagement in international affairs.

The Protection Project

Protection Project promotes human rights values around the world.  Its mission is to establish an international framework for the elimination of trafficking in persons, especially women and children.  The goal of the Protection Project is to research and document the global scope of the problem of trafficking in persons and, through the dissemination of relevant and timely information, to influence policy and practice in the war against trafficking..

Lecture Resources

Published articles that may prove useful when preparing lectures and informative talks intended for youth and for the general public.  They were culled from Prof Patt's Human Trafficking Lecture-Resources page.